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Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or Information Literacy (K - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Cell Phones: Immoral, Illegal, or Just Plain Rude?
Description: Cell phones, love them or hate them, most everyone (especially students) think they can't live without one. Lines for usage are blurred for students who have no memory of never having a portable phone to use. This lesson is designed for upper middle and high students to examine ethical, moral and health issues involving cell phone use.


Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: We are Unique
Description: In a classroom guidance setting the counselor and students will discuss how their hands are similar and how they are different.


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Subject: Language Arts
Title: The Barbie doll was unveiled in 1959.      Add Bookmark
Description: Students explore body image and advertising through an activity where they bring in pictures from magazines that they read and discuss gender representations in the media.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - United States History - Social Studies - World History
Title: ' '' Ad-ing'' '' to Geography      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students examine how clothing and other consumer products influence peer identity. They classify several economic activities and analyze their spatial patterns, as well as use advertisements for contemporary products to explore economic and geographic concepts presented in the lesson.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Language Arts
Title: In 1940, Musician and peace activist John Lennon was born.      Add Bookmark
Description: After listening to '' Imagine,'' students reflect on the lyrics and answer questions. Then, they have a chance to write a stanza for their own song.
Thinkfinity Partner: ReadWriteThink
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies - Anthropology - Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - Human Behavior
Title: Weeping Camel: Common Characteristics of Rituals      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students identify characteristics of traditional and modern rituals found in different cultures. Through reading articles and watching videos of several rituals, students identify some of their characteristics. Finally, students apply their understanding to modern rituals in their own lives. This lesson uses an interactive Ritual Mapper.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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